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March 6, 2015

Belgrade, March 3, 2015 – The USAID Business Enabling Project welcomes the Government of Serbia’s decision to formally adopt the Inspections Oversight Bill. Over the past four years, USAID has been cooperating with Government of Serbia, line Ministries and inspectorates and the business community to draft the bill. This law will establish modern inspections oversight standards and introduce global and European best practices in this field.

Unlike other countries with long-established market economies, Serbia has not yet undergone fundamental and thorough reform of inspections oversight. Inspections is a key link in the chain of protection that safeguards the market, labor rights, public health and safety, and a healthy environment.

Close Out Ceremony for USAID Separation of Powers Program
December 2, 2014

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević, and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković took part in a ceremony to mark the end of the USAID Separation of Powers Program (SPP) worth USD 12 million. The USAID SPP lasted six years and worked closely with the High Court Council, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the Supreme Court of Cassation, and partner courts on improving court and case efficiency, building financial independence, and increasing transparency.

Ambassador Kirby Visits Niš Cluster of Advanced Technologies
November 25, 2014

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby attended the Niš Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Cluster Academy graduation ceremony today and also visited Ates Soft, a member of the Niš Cluster of Advanced Technologies (NiCAT).

USAID Business Survey Finds Slightly Improved Business Environment Burdened by Administrative Procedures and Lack of Capital
November 21, 2014

USAID’S fourth annual survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses found that Serbian executives believe the business environment in Serbia has improved slightly during 2014, though lengthy and expensive regulatory procedures and reduced access to bank finance continue to harm their companies' competitiveness. 

17 CSOs Empowered to Advance Serbia’s Path toward the EU
November 18, 2014

Representatives from 17 civil society organizations presented their progress and key achievements made through the Civil Society Forward (CSF) program as well as their future plans to assist and speed up Serbia`s accession to the EU. Civil Society Forward was a two-year, USD 7.75 million program implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and Trag Foundation and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

New Business Hub Supports Tech Entrepreneurs
November 4, 2014

 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Hub, a business incubator for technological entrepreneurs, officially opened on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

 

 

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